Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some News for You

...of a dream coming true....

Hey fellow bloggers and readers!

My favorite NYTimes columnist, Nicholas Kristof, had an essay contest a few months ago. I screamed out loud when I learned I was a finalist! I'm published for the first time in my life and in the Times. I've admired this man and all of his humanitarian efforts on Oprah and was even more enthralled after I read his book on empowering women, Half the Sky.

He has put up an album on his Facebook page of the finalists and links to their essays.

If you are on Facebook and thought my essay was okay, I'd appreciate a comment and/or like under my photo.


I'm so grateful for all of your support so far and will definitely keep you updated on how things go!


Link to the facebook page

(If you'd like to vote by a "like" and/or comment...I think you have to "like" his page first to be able to like and comment under my picture)


Link to essay: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/win-a-trip-2011-student-finalists/#dave


23 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! WHat a russssssssssh! (the extra s's are me spreading happy germs for you!) Off to read

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  2. I loved it, Saumya! I really hope you get it girl, you deserve it! I can't post comments on it for some reason but, it was excellent.

    And, you get my vote (of course).

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  3. Wow!!! Congratulations and great work!

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  4. Oh my gosh, Saumya, what a poignant essay. Your writing is so beautiful, of which I already knew, but I love seeing it here in nonfiction, too! I sure hope you win! You deserve it. This is so exciting!

    Congrats!!! *tosses glitter* *bakes cupcakes for you*

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  5. Jennifer- To like Saumya's picture and leave a comment, click on the link back to Nicholas Kristof's fan page. Then select Saumya's photo from the "Win a Trip 2011" album. You'll be able to comment on it then!

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  6. AAAh! I love it. You are growing to become a wonderful writer!

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  7. Congrats on being a finalist! Woo Hoo! I'll go clickety click on over!

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  8. Every time I click through it doesn't seem to offer the opportunity to like or comment. :-( Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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  9. So exciting, Saumya!

    I read it and could see all the Indian immigrants' lives wrapped in that (for that matter all immigrants').

    But like Laurel said I couldn't comment or like the link :(

    You go girl!! *hugs*

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  10. Wow wow wow! That is great news! I'm going to check it out.
    The NY Times! That's like singing at Carnegie Hall!

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  11. I couldn't leave a comment on his FB page. Drat.
    I read your piece. It was beautiful! You really are a craftswoman, Saumya. Some of your phrases just stopped me in my tracks, they were so lovely. And your journey has been so inspiring. I hope you win. You deserve it, with that amazing piece of work.

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  12. Congratulations! And on all the comments that praise your piece. I'll hop over now, and I'm sure I'll see the same beauty in it as everyone else here.

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  13. Congrats, Saumya! Very well-written I must say! You have a great literary flair.

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  14. Congratulations, that is totally awesome covered in sauce. You should be very proud. It's a great accomplishment.

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  15. I loved the line about your daily diary entries as 'giving birth to pregnant thoughts', like ideas are self-perpetuating, bringing new ideas to life. Congrats on being a finalist!
    - Sophia.

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  16. Bravo...I am really awed by the way you wrote it. Not only that you could do a lot of things simultaneously...I do not have words to explain....Mind blowing...

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  17. Nicholas Kristof is wonderful. I heard of the essay contest, and its so marvelous that you are a finalist. Good luck, I will cross my fingers for you :)

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  18. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations! It was a wonderful piece. : )

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  19. Wow congratulations. I'm so happy for you.

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  20. Wow! Saumya, thats great. Will check on facebook. I am thrilled for you.

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  21. Congratulations, Saumya! You must be so proud, this is amazing!

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  22. What? This is such awesome news! I'm clicking over now. Congratulations!

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  23. Oh wow!! I'm glad I scrolled down to read this wonderful news!!! So happy for you down here in Fl!

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